Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo taken by a contributor from South Africa who was diagnosed several years ago at age forty with Aspergers and Major Depression. Last year, he left his job in the corporate sector to try and rebuild for his family after reaching a personal low that left him feeling useless and thinking often about suicide. Photography is a passion that he suppressed his entire life because of social interaction and self confidence issues associated with Aspergers. Three years ago, he picked up a camera again after 23 years and has been striving to find the courage to express himself since.

About this photo: “This is a foal on the farm where we live. My daughters love this. The pictures name is: Hello.”

Find more at his Twitter pages @SilentHorse01 & @StreetsofDurban.


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9 responses to “Hello”

  1. John Avatar

    Such a great expression!


  2. inesephoto Avatar

    Stunning image, best of luck in your photography and your life! We live for the moments of beauty like this one.


  3. drew delaney Avatar

    Beautiful photo.


  4. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    great photo. beautiful horses!


  5. Dalo 2013 Avatar

    Beautiful, beautiful photo…captures so much.


  6. mishunderstood Avatar

    This is beautiful….the lighting, focus..and perfect timing…as this gracious creature looks to be in deep thought. 🙂


  7. laneigequitombe Avatar

    Absolutely brilliant photo! just beautiful 🙂


  8. mrsbearfoot Avatar

    Beautiful image – I love the backlit whiskers!


  9. randomlake Avatar

    Beautiful photo and a beautiful post about your journey. Good luck to you.


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